With cats living up to 20 years, one of the biggest factors potential owners need to consider is the costs associated with caring for their new feline companion.
Caring for a cat can add up. According to Australian Veterinary Association caring for a cat will cost the average Australian approximately $1,722 per year. This figure can change depending on the cat, breed, age, size and any illness or accidents.
Below is a basic list of items for your new cat which outline the costs associated with cat ownership.
|F4 + FIV vaccination||$100|
|Food||$360 ($30 per month)|
|Litter||$240 ($20 per month)|
Pet owners will also need to consider:
|Vet treatment and medication||Varies|
|Scratching post||$50 plus|
|Accessories (e.g. collar, bowls, cat carrier, bedding, litter tray)||$100|
|Toys and treats||$50|
|Boarding||$20 per night|
|Pet insurance||$300 plus per year|
You can download the cat budget PDF here.